Yerba mansa - Anemopsis californica

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This Yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica) monograph is an excerpt from the first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details on this e-book are here.

Yerba mansa - Anemopsis californica in the Saururaceae family

Part used: Root.

Taste/smell: Astringent, aromatic, slightly acrid.

Tendencies: Warming, drying.

Dosage: Decoction: 1 teaspoon per one cup of water; or 1:2 fresh strength liquid extract: 10-40 drops 1-4 times per day.

Mental picture and specific indications: Yerba mansa is indicated for catarrhal states.

Use: (a) Astringent, (b) Anti-inflammatory, (c) Antibacterial, (d) Antifungal, (e) Diuretic.

This herb is used similar to goldenseal for colds, flu, sore throats, conjunctivitis, acute and chronic middle ear infections, dysentery and skin ulcers. It is used with atonic, chronic mucosal problems with pale relaxed tissues.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

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